Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The White Rose (Of Christmas)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WHITE ROSE (OF CHRISTMAS) (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Holly V Sherman

1- 8 1s+2s+3s Adv&Ret; all dance DoSiDo
9-16 1s+2s+3s Set&Link for 3 twice (3M and 1L face out) (3)(2)(1)
17-22 Rosewood JEM figure:
   1L and 3M cast up/down 2 places (2 bars) and dance towards each other, turn right about to end BtoB (2 bars) and dance into their original places (2 bars)
   while partners dance towards each other (2 bars), turn right about, dance out to right (2 bars) and cast up/down to their original places (2 bars)
23-24 All set. 1(2)3
25-32 1s+2s dance modified Tournee:
   25 1s+2s dance into prom hold (1M+2M dance in and turn about to end in centre LSh to LSh, 1M facing Men's side, 2M facing Ladies' side)
   26-28 Both couples wheel anticlockwise ½ way and Men turn Ladies into middle
   29-32 Both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places. 213

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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